Creativity in Design

University College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Creativity in Design

  • Host University

    University College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Civil Engineering, Engineering Science, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Design

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    5
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2.5 - 3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3.75 - 4.5
  • Overview

    Through a series of exercises students' observation skills, problem solving skills and lateral thinking
    abilities will be developed. Students will be encouraged and actively engaged in developing creative design
    solutions, to assigned problems and to critically evaluate these solutions. Throughout the process students
    will be introduced to techniques and tools of problem solving and they will be encouraged to use these in all
    their design work. Observation, visualization and communication are central to the innovation cycle. Students
    will be introduced to visual (sketching) and physical representation (prototyping/model making). Verbal
    communication of ideas will be developed through in-class presentation of solutions.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.